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“Great place to visit for all ages and interests.”

Shakespeare's New Place
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: New Place was Shakespeare's family home from 1597 until he died in the house in 1616. Tragically, the house was demolished in 1759. A registered garden now stands in its place, designed to commemorate the importance of the site and allow visitors to make their own personal connection with Shakespeare. Follow in Shakespeare’s footsteps through a new entrance on the site of the original gatehouse and enjoy a contemporary landscape that reveals the footprint of the Shakespeare family home. The re-imagined site gives an impression of the scale of New Place and relationship to the surrounding buildings; such as the neighbouring King Edward VI School and Guild Chapel that were once attended by a young Shakespeare. Commissioned artworks and displays throughout the site evoke a sense of family life and hint at Shakespeare’s major works that were written during the 19 years he owned New Place. The sunken Knot Garden has been restored in keeping with the original design by Ernest Law. Elements of the Great Garden, the largest surviving part of Shakespeare’s estate, will be conserved and further developed over time.
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“Great place to visit for all ages and interests.”
Reviewed 14 March 2011

Nash's House was by far the most fascinating of the houses I visited whilst in Stratford. I purchased a basic ticket for entry into Shakespeare's Birthplace, Nash's House and New Place and Hall's Croft. The house itself is fascinating, but the gardens excel. The archaeological dig was extremely interesting and the informative and the staff happy to help and advise. Greg Wyatt's statues which stand in the garden are brilliant in themselves and the Mulberry tree magnificent. Definitely the most recommended of the three. Great visit for all ages and interests.

Thank Sophie W
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“Knowledgeable Guides & Pretty Garden”
Reviewed 18 October 2010

This was by far the most informative place we visited yesterday. A lady guide was so helpful & explained everything so easily, she was lovely (her name began with E I think?) As with Shakespeare's birthplace it isn't a huge place but it's lovely & quaint. We took part in the Dig for Shakespeare which was fun & everyone was friendly & chatty. The garden is lovely & we enjoyed this place very much.

Thank Madame3
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“The house next door to a house that shakespeare once lived in”
Reviewed 29 October 2009

To be positive about this attraction the 'great garden' out the back of the house is very beautiful and is well worth visiting. However the house is pretty pointless, it has little significance to shakespeare, being a house that is next to the ruins of the house that shakespeare died in. It was bought by a relative but calling it an attraction is a long shot. The exhibition inside like most in the various shakespeare attractions chooses to give the history of the building, mostly post shakespeare rather than provide any information on the great man himself. disappointing.

1 Thank sieats
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Kitakyushu, Japan
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“Beautiful flowers in the garden”
Reviewed 31 March 2009
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"New place" is a house where Shakespeare spent his last days. There is no building anymore. It is very beautiful place with flowers, just like English garden indeed. The house of Nash, locates next to this place is like a historical museum.

Thank よっち
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Reviewed 29 October 2007

Excellent guides tell you all about the history of this house and the fascinating story behind the destruction of Shakespeare's home New Place-the largest house in Stratford, and the celebrity status at the time of William Shakespeare. There are a collection of lovely paintings and tapestries on the walls.

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